M-B Companies, Inc. is dedicated to being the leader in performance, reliability and customer service, as it has since 1907. M-B has enjoyed steady growth by focusing on key niche markets and in so doing meeting the needs of independent contractors, governmental agencies, and other road and airport maintenance organizations around the world. Currently, M-B operates out of 5 divisional locations.
Since 1907, M-B Companies has engineered a variety of innovative machines. Season after season our snow removal products, pavement marking equipment and attachments have weathered all challenges and environmental extremes. Our focus on continual innovation has resulted in some of the most powerful products available today.
M-B has five locations within the United States. Our New Holstein, Wisconsin plant is the original facility that has been in operation since 1907. Today, it is the home of our corporate offices, Attachments and MSV Divisions. Brush Replacements and the Airport Maintenance Products facilities are nearby in Chilton, Wisconsin. Pavement Marking -East calls Muncy, Pennsylvania home while Pavement Marking -West is in the heart of Salem, Oregon.
The Attachments Division manufactures attachment brooms, blades and snow blowers. These attachments can mount to loaders, skid steers, tractors, trucks, utility vehicles and more.
In 2008, we proudly announced the introduction of the M-B Multi-Service Vehicle (MSV). The MSV is the new alternative in articulating, sidewalk tractors and is designed to meet the many needs of municipalities, universities, airports, or any organization that is serious about grounds maintenance. With its innovative features and variety of available attachments, the MSV can take multi-tasking to a new level all year long.
The Brush Division produces wafer style brushes for all our attachment and airport runway brooms. The wafers are available in poly, wire and poly/wire combination configurations. The Brush Division also manufactures and provides gutter brush refills and tube brooms for all brands of pick up type street sweepers.
M-B Airport Maintenance Products Division (AMP) manufactures a complete line of custom chassis and components, including dedicated plow and broom vehicles, multitasking plow/broom combinations, high capacity dedicated snow blowers on custom M-B chassis, a variety of front mount and towed type runway brooms, front mount and underbody plows and loader attachment snow blowers for airports, the United States Armed Forces, and highway departments.
Our Pavement Marking Divisions produce state-of-the-art pavement marking equipment. The products include everything from small walk-behind handliners to large custom built pavement marking trucks for contractors and municipalities and is the exclusive North American distributor for the Kamber Gun product line.
Airport Snow Removal Products
The Airport Snow Removal Products division is located at 1200 Park Street, Chilton, Wisconsin.
This division designs and manufactures a complete family of airport snow removal equipment including custom snow removal chassis, runway brooms, and runway plows, all built with quality focused manufacturing. Chassis lineup includes front and mid-mount broom trucks and multi-tasking tractors. Broom products include front mount, tow, tracking tow brooms, cradling brooms, tractor mounted and loader mounted brooms. M-B's plow line include reversible, sectional, folding, cupping ramp and rollover plows. This innovative snow removal equipment is built with many years of engineering design giving the customer superior performance.
Pavement Marking & Striping
The Pavement Marking division is located at 95 Blessing Drive, Muncy, Pennsylvania and 2490 Ewald Avenue SE, Salem, Oregon. Dating back since 1929, the company was a key contributor to the pavement marking industry as a pioneer in reflective traffic paint manufacturing. During the 1970's the Montgomery based company was among the top four manufacturers of highway paint and one of the largest paint equipment manufacturers in the country. As we look to the future highway systems of the world, we realize that only with innovative products will there be an economical way for governments and road marking contractors to supply the needs of ever growing road systems and increasing traffic on them. In 1987, and as demand grew, M-B began to build paint striping equipment, and moved into the current building at 2490 Ewald Ave. in Salem, Oregon. It's first striping truck mounted unit was built in 1988.
MSV / Attachments
The corporate office, Multi Service Vehicle and Attachment Divisions are located at 1615 Wisconsin Avenue, New Holstein, Wisconsin. At this location, M-B builds the MSV articulating sidewalk tractor which represents a great leap forward in performance, serviceability, operator comfort, and the application of technology for those responsible for sidewalk and grounds maintenance. In additional with the MSV tractor, you can select from a wide variety of attachments including blowers, brooms, plows, and mowers to make this a year round operational tool. The M-B Attachments Division has a broad range of products that convert your skid steer, mower, tractor, loader, and truck into a multipurpose tool.
The replacement Brushes Division is located at 1217 E. Chestnut Street, Chilton, Wisconsin. Our brush wafers, airport wafers, tube brooms, and gutter brooms are compatible with all major manufacturers. They can be found on machinery at international and regional airports, military bases, equipment dealers, sweeping and pavement contractors, construction sites, stadiums, and municipalities of all sizes across North America and the world.
M-B will continue to grow and provide the products and services its customers demand. The company is dedicated to being the leader in performance, reliability and customer service as it has since 1907.
The origin of M-B Companies Inc. dates back to 1907. The company was formed by three German craftsmen, brothers Otto and Fred Meili and Paul Blumberg. Not surprising, they adopted the name 'M-B', which is still used today. The Meili brothers were inventors and Blumberg was an expert metalworker. They started the company in a small shop in New Holstein, Wisconsin building agricultural implements.
The Meili brothers and Blumberg were inventing and building a variety of equipment from road graders to paint stripers. In fact, the firm was one of the first Ford dealerships in the State of Wisconsin. As the company evolved, its destiny as a broom and striper manufacturer became evident. M-B built its first broom (a horse drawn model) in 1922.
The Meili brothers and Blumberg sold the company in 1954 to Robert B. Evans, former Chairman of the Board of American Motors. Twenty years later, M-B was purchased by Terrence J. Cosgrove, who brought an engineering and marketing background to the company. Mr. Cosgrove still retains ownership.
M-B has enjoyed steady growth, including the construction in 1974 of an additional facility in Chilton, Wisconsin. In 2003, M-B acquired the Pro Chip family of wood and brush chippers. In 2004, M-B acquired the Lafarge Road Marking Equipment Division, located in Montgomery, Pennsylvania. In 2006, M-B acquired TMT Pathway, the striper equipment division of Jackson Products, located in Salem, Oregon. In 2011, M-B released five (5) new products in the Airport Snow Removal Equipment market. M-B continues to focus on key niche markets and providing equipment to meet the needs of independent contractors, governmental agencies, and other road, turf and airport maintenance organizations around the world.
Currently, M-B operates out of 5 divisional locations. The Airport Snow Removal Products division is located at 1200 Park Street, Chilton, Wisconsin. The Pavement Marking division is located at 79 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, Pennsylvania and 2490 Ewald Avenue SE, Salem, Oregon. The corporate office, Attachment Division, and MSV Division are located at 1615 Wisconsin Avenue, New Holstein, Wisconsin. The replacement Brushes Division is located at 1217 E. Chestnut Street, Chilton, Wisconsin.
M-B will continue to grow and provide the products and services its customers demand. The company is dedicated to being the leader in performance, reliability and customer service, as it has since 1907.